Pincushion Millipede feeding on Lichen

Subject: bug eating lichen Location: north east ohio April 18, 2015 7:40 pm doing photo-micrograph of lichen and came back to find this little critter eating my subject. the little guy is maybe 1/64 ” long location is north east Ohio time is mid April depth of field is quite shallow with the rig I’m … Read more

Millipede or 1000 Legger

Subject: Caterpillar Location: Port Sheldon Michigan August 26, 2013 8:45 am My neighbor was outside cutting the grass, she shrieked when she saw this on her brick patio. We have never seen a red and blue stiped caterpillar! Today is Aug 26, 2013. End of summer here in Michigan… We live on Lake Michigan and … Read more


colorful larva with red spots Location:  southern part of North Carolina September 24, 2010 7:32 am This approximately 2-inch-long larva was found crawling in the bathroom of a home in the southern part of North Carolina on September 23rd. Thank you for helping us identify it! Signature:  impressed by biodiversity Dear Impressed, You may have … Read more

Wireworm and Flatbacked Millipede

HELP! Hello! We could really use some help identifying the two bugs below. They were found beneath old logs in Southern Kentucky. Thanks! Heather Allen Wireworm Flatbacked Millipede Hi Heather, Because today is a California Holiday, C Update:  May 10, 2015 Today while searching our archives for Wireworm images for a new Wireworm posting, we … Read more


I live in southcentral Kentucky and have found these occasionally when planting something. Recently, I have found lots of dead ones at the bottom of the pool. Can you tell me what they are? I have attached a couple of pictures. Thanks. We just got the following correction from Joe: (06/23/2005) Isopod or myriapod? Great … Read more